Dr. Saheli Ray


Assistant Professor
Email: saheli[at]ee[dot]nits[dot]ac[dot]in
Date of Joining: 14/06/2018
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  • Power system reliability, Power distribution system, Microgrid operation and economics, Application of soft computing techniques in power system, Zero net energy building, Resiliency of power system.


Saheli Ray was born in Udaipur, Tripura in 1984. She graduated in Electrical Engineering from NIT Agartala (formerly Tripura Engineering College) in 2006. She completed her M. Tech from NIT Silchar in 2009. After that, She joined NIT Agartala as Assistant Professor (contractual). She also pursued her PhD from NIT Agartala and obtained PhD degree in 2017. In June 2018, She joined Electrical Engineering Department of NIT Silchar as Assistant Professor.


  • Power System I
  • Power System II
  • Electrical Measurement and Measuring Instruments
  • Digital Electronics
  • Basic Electrical Engineering


  • Member, IEEE




  • Departmental Time-Table coordinator (February, 2022-till date)
  • Member of the institute examination cell (2019-2023)
  • Faculty In-Charge, Departmental Library, Electrical Engineering Department
  • Associate Lab In-charge of the Personal Computer Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering.
  • Associate Lab In-charge of the Non Conventional Energy Laboratory, Department of Electrical Engineering.
  • Associate Warden of Girls’ Hostel -2 of NIT Silchar (May 2019-December 2020)
  • Document Verifying Officer in JoSAA (2020-2021)


  1. Saheli Ray, Aniruddha Bhattacharya, Subhadeep Bhattacharjee (2016), “Differential Search Algorithm for Reliability Enhancement of Radial Distribution System”, Electric Power Components and Systems (Taylor and Francis), vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 29- 42.
  2. Saheli Ray, Aniruddha Bhattacharya, Subhadeep Bhattacharjee (2016), “Optimal Placement of Switches in a Radial Distribution Network for Reliability Improvement”, International Journal of Electric Power and Energy Systems (Elsevier), vol.76, pp. 53-68.
  3. Saheli Ray, Subhadeep Bhattacharjee, Aniruddha Bhattacharya (2018), “Optimal allocation of remote control switches in radial distribution network for reliability improvement”, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, (Elsevier), vol. 9, issue 3, pp.403-414 doi: 10.1016/j.asej.2016.01.001.
  4. Saheli Ray, Aniruddha Bhattacharya, Subhadeep Bhattacharjee (2015), “Optimal allocation of distributed generation and remote control switches for reliability enhancement of a radial distribution system using oppositional differential search algorithm”, The Journal of Engineering (IET). doi:10.1049/joe.2015.0097.
  5. Prashanta Sarkar, Soumesh Chatterjee, Saheli Ray (2013), “Optimal Placement of Capacitor for Voltage Support and Minimizing Overall Cost in Radial Distribution System”, International Journal of Computer Applications, vol. 65, no. 2, pp.1-5.
  6. M.M. Jaganath, Saheli Ray, NB Dev Choudhury (2022), “Techno-Enviro-Economic Optimization
    of Renewable Energy Potential in North Eastern India,” International Journal of Ambient Energy, doi: 10.1080/01430750.2022.2091037.
  7. Amit Chakraborty, Saheli Ray, Operational cost minimization of a microgrid with optimum battery energy storage system and plug-in-hybrid electric vehicle charging impact using slime mould algorithm, Energy, Volume 278, Part A, 2023, 127842, ISSN 0360-5442, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.energy.2023.127842.
  8. Chakraborty, A., Ray, S. Microgrid operational energy management with plug-in hybrid electric vehicles charging demand. Electr Eng (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00202-023-02044-6
  9. Amit Chakraborty & Saheli Ray (2023) Multi-Objective Operational Cost Management with Minimum Net Emission of a Smart Microgrid, Electric Power Components and Systems, DOI: 10.1080/15325008.2023.2246958
  10. .M. Jaganath, Saheli Ray, N.B. Dev Choudhury, Eco-friendly microgrid carport charging station for electric vehicles (EVs), e-Prime – Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy,
    Volume 5, 2023, 100196, ISSN 2772-6711, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prime.2023.100196.
  11. Bal T, Ray S, Sinha N, Devarapalli R, Knypiński Ł. Integrating Demand Response for Enhanced Load Frequency Control in Micro-Grids with Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems. Energies. 2023; 16(15):5767. https://doi.org/10.3390/en16155767
  12. Sukalyan Maji, Partha Kayal, Saheli Ray, A co-optimized approach for state estimation based micro phasor measurement unit allocation in power distribution infrastructure, e-Prime – Advances in Electrical Engineering, Electronics and Energy, Volume 5, 2023, 100224, ISSN 2772-6711, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.prime.2023.100224.


  1. Saheli Ray, Subhadeep Bhattacharjee, Aniruddha Bhattacharya (2014), “Failure Rate and Repair Time Optimization of Distribution System using Differential Search Algorithm with Distributed Generation back-up”, 11th International conference on Electrical Engineering/Electronics, Computer, Telecommunications and Information Technology (ECTI-CON 2014), Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, 14-17 May.
  2. P Praveen, Saheli Ray, Joyashree Das, Aniruddha Bhattacharya (2018), “Multi-Objective Power System Expansion Planning with Renewable Intermittency and Considering Reliability”, International Conference On Computation Of Power, Energy, Information And Communication (ICCPEIC).
  3. Saheli Ray, Aniruddha Bhattacharya(2018),”Symbiotic Organisms Search Algorithm for Reliability Improvement in Radial Distribution Network”,International Journal of Computational Intelligence & IoT,NIT Agartala, Tripura, pp. 303-304
  4. Nilanjana Kashyap, Partha Kayal, Saheli Ray, “Short term load forecasting using optimized time delay neural network”, International Conference on Contemporary Issues in Computing (ICCIC-2020),Virtual IETE Sector V, Salt Lake, Kolkata, pp. 76-79
  5. M.M. Jaganath, Saheli Ray, N.B. Dev Choudhury, “Techno-Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy Resources for providing Water-Energy-Heat Nexus of a Rural Community”,2nd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (CONIT)
    Karnataka, India. June 24-26, 2022.
  6. T. Bal, N. Sinha and S. Ray, “Optimal Size and Orientation of Solar Tree with Hybrid Crow Search and Particle Swarm Algorithm,” 2023 IEEE IAS Global Conference on Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Technologies (GlobConHT), Male, Maldives, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/GlobConHT56829.2023.10087882.
  7. A. Anand, R. Maurya, P. Kumar, A. Chakraborty and S. Ray, “Equilibrium Optimizer Algorithm for Optimal Sizing of Utility-Connected Hybrid PV-Biomass Systems,” 2023 3rd International Conference on Intelligent Technologies (CONIT), Hubli, India, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/CONIT59222.2023.10205693.
  8. A. Chakraborty, D. Dey, P. Das and S. Ray, “Real-time monitoring of wind turbine performance using IoT technology to prevent potential disruptions,” 2023 14th International Conference on Computing Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT), Delhi, India, 2023, pp. 1-6, doi: 10.1109/ICCCNT56998.2023.10306518.
  9. A. Purwar, R. Mal and S. Ray, “Battery-Assisted BLDC Driven Solar Water Pumping System Using 2-Stage Interleaved Boost Converter,” 2023 14th International Conference on Computing Communication and Networking Technologies (ICCCNT), Delhi, India, 2023, pp. 1-7, doi: 10.1109/ICCCNT56998.2023.10306896.


  1. Subhadeep Bhattacharjee, Saheli Ray (2011), “Solar Energy- A Promising Resource for Power Generation in North East”, National Conference on Water, Energy and Biodiversity with Special Reference to North-east Region, The Institute of Engineers (India), Tripura State Centre, Agartala, Tripura, India, 20-22 August, 2011.




Sl. No. Name of the Workshop Date From Date To
1 Five-Day Short Term Course on ‘Challenges in Operation and Control of Distributed Energy Resources’ 26-07-2019 30-07-2019
2 Five-day online Short Term
Course On ‘Opportunities and
Challenges in New Power
Distribution Paradigm’
18-09-2020 22-09-2020



Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Status Research Area Supervision
1  M.M. Jaganath Ongoing  Power System Main Supervisor
2  Sukalyan Maji Ongoing  Power System Co-Supervisor
3  Tanima Bal Ongoing  Power System Co-Supervisor
4  Amit Chakraborty Ongoing  Power System Sole Supervisor
5  Ayush Purwar Ongoing  Renewable Energy Co-Supervisor


Sl. No. Name of Scholar Status Thesis Title Supervision
 1.  Bhavya Kumari  Completed  Optimal Operating Cost of a
Micro-Grid with BESS
 Sole Supervisor
 2.  Anannya Das  Completed  Optimal Placement and Sizing of Distribution Static Compensator
(D-STATCOM) to Minimize Total Power Loss and Total Cost
 Sole Supervisor